How Windows 7 Helps You Be More Productive
Article by George Norman
On 15 Jan 2009
The greatest news for the past couple of days regarding Windows 7, is the fact that Microsoft officially released it to regular users, not just MSDN and TechNet subscribers and developers. Since then we’ve seen how to enable the hidden themes, how to disable the Send Feedback link, and we’ve even seen that the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) remains an unchanged constant of the Windows OS. It is now time to take a look at a couple of features in Windows 7 that will have significant impact on your productivity.

The first productivity increasing feature you need to be made aware of is the taskbar itself. In windows 7 it is now possible to seamlessly open one application a second time without the aid of special software; just press down the Shift key and left click on the already opened application (the one that is in the taskbar). As a direct result you will have two instances of the same application opened, and all you had to do in order to achieve this was some fancy handiwork.

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In case you run into any problems while running Windows 7 Beta 1 and you need someone to help you, you must know that calling tech support is a thing of the past. The problem, besides the fact that you have to adjust your ears to the heavy Indian accent on the other end of the line, is that it is damn hard to get the tech support guys to figure out what is wrong with your system. Thanks to Problem Steps Recorder you can take screenshots and comment on your current problem To launch Problem Steps Recorder just type “psr” into the Start Menu box, and when you want to record just click “Start Record”.

Some folders you will access more often than others, so it makes sense to include them in Windows Explorer. To do so all you have to do is drag and drop the folder of your choice to the favorites menu. When you no longer require fast and easy access to a certain folder, simply delete it with from favorites.



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